Neel Pawan Baruah’s Last rites performed with state honours at Nabagraha Cemetery


Guwahati: The last rites of renowned artist Nil Pawan Baruah was laid to rest with full state honours on Saturday afternoon at Navagraha crematorium in Guwahati.

Neel Pawan Baruah died on Friday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital following a prolonged illness. He was 84.

The famous artist was undergoing treatment since long at the GMCH and passed away today.

Nil Pawan Baruah was born on June 1, 1936 at Teok in Assam’s Jorhat. He joined the famous Shantiniketan in the year 1961.

In 1966, he began teaching at Guwahati Art College. The noted painter went on to establish the Charu – Karu Kala Parishad in Assam’s Charaideo.

The noted artist was conferred with the ‘Assam Sourav’ award in the year 2021 by the state government in Assam.